New Voters Project Helps Register 13,000 Youth to Vote in Colorado

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CoPIRG Foundation


Denver – From Alamosa to Fort Collins, CoPIRG’s New Voters Project registered over 13,000 Colorado youth to vote in time for the November 6th, 2012 election.

“There’s a lot of talk about young people being less motivated to vote in this year’s election, but we know that reaching out to young people where they are can boost youth turnout,” said Danny Katz, CoPIRG’s Director.

Whether it was clipboards or laptops, New Voters Project staff and volunteers registered voters on nearly every campus in Colorado including the entire University of Colorado and Colorado State Systems, the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, Fort Lewis, Adams State, Western State Colorado University, Red Rocks Community College, the Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College and the University of Denver.

The New Voters Project is a non-partisan effort to help register young people to vote and to get them to the polls on Election Day. It has played a leading roll in mobilizing young people for almost 40 years. Since 1984 the NVP has helped to register over 1.7 million young people and made strides in getting young people’s voices heard by elected officials.

In the next three weeks, staff and volunteers will urge thousands to the polls through proven on the-ground and on-line strategies.

“With less than a month to go,” said Katz, “we’ve got a shrinking window to make sure that the voices of students across Colorado are heard on Election Day.”